I had not heard of this case until the Sunday evening news. I just finished reading the Fox and CNN web accounts.
I found the lack of parental supervision and involvement to be stunning. Where were the parents? What parent of a girl doesn’t inquire about where their daughter is going, who she is going with, set a reasonable time for her to be back home, and check with the adults who will be chaperoning the party? What parent of a boy doesn’t discuss with him the fine points of consensual sex and the inability of a drugged or highly intoxicated girl to give that consent? Who lets several dozen teens float around from drinking party house to drinking party house? What parents either host the drinking party or abdicate their duty by being away. What type of homes produce teens who stand around and let other teens assault a classmate who is by all indications nearly comatose? At least one of the boys present at the assault, but not charged, took photographs of the assault and deleted them the next morning. What kind of teens photograph the assault happening and then act like it is no big deal, just something to post on the web? And a jillion other questions?